Zenith El Primero Rainbow Flyback
"A colourful rarity from Zenith, equipped with one of the most accurate and best movements in the world"
Condition: 9.5/10, excellent*
Box and Papers: zrhbrg Packaging with digital asset
Glass: Saphire Crystal
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
Case Back Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: -
Reference Number: 20.480.405
Movement Type: Automatic Movement
Power Reserve: 50h
Frequency: 5 Hz.
Number Of Stones: 31
Features: Flyback Chronograph
Dial Color: Black
Dial Handstyle: Losange Hands
Indexes: Print and Applied
Strap Material: Stainless Steel
Clasp Material: Stainless Steel
Clasp Type: Tilt-folding clasp
* See zrhbrg.ch/pages/faq for exact descriptions of the conditions
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡
Originally built in 1997, the El Primero "Rainbow" was made to specs set forth by the French Air Force. They had requested a chronograph capable of withstanding forces of up to nine to eleven G's, wide variations in pressure and temperature, and a dial that was extremely easy to read. This particularly colorful version is considered popular with collectors and offers a flyback function that allows zeroing and the immediate start of a new stopwatch measurement.
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝
Whether exponents of the more artistic crafts or of ultra-technical skills, all are engaged in the task undertaken by Georges Favre-Jacot 150 years ago: that of mastering each gesture to enable free-spirited creation of mechanical marvels combining noble watchmaking traditions with avant-garde innovations. Famed for its legendary 1969 El Primero calibre enabling short-time measurements accurate to the nearest 1/10th of a second, Zenith has since developed over 600 movement variations. In this third millennium, based on this same DNA, but with renewed energy, the brand has blazed the trail for fascinating new vistas in time measurement with the launch of the Defy El Primero 21 and the Defy Lab. The former opened the world of hundredth of a second timing, a quantum leap in terms of performance and engineering, impressively combining the historic heritage of Zenith with the future of watchmaking; while the latter, winner of the Innovation Prize at the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, challenged the very foundations of traditional watchmaking with the most accurate mechanical watch ever made. Energised by newly reinforced ties with a proud tradition of dynamic, avant-garde thinking, Zenith is writing its future… and the future of Swiss watchmaking.